Australia and the Philippines’ strong partnership is underpinned by 50 years of development cooperation.

Australia’s development program in the Philippines is one of our largest, with Australian assistance to the Philippines reaching almost PHP 3 billion (AUD80 million) for 2020-2021. Our development partnership is focused on achieving a more prosperous, stable and resilient Philippines.

We support long-term and inclusive economic growth in the Philippines, focused on the most vulnerable Filipinos. We have helped reduce poverty by supporting impactful social protection programs. When disaster strikes, we have delivered humanitarian support to those in need. At the same time, we invest in strengthening the long-term disaster resilience of local governments and communities to save lives and reduce economic losses. We provide assistance to women-led small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to increase their resilience to economic shocks, including impacts from climate change.

More than 5,000 women and girls were provided dignity kits, maternity packs, and other reproductive health services following Typhoons Rollie and Ulysses in 2020.
In the aftermath of the Zamboanga-Basilan Crisis, Australia provided humanitarian needs to displaced and affected local citizens. Australia has also assisted internally displaced families under the Zamboanga Recovery Project. (September, 2013)
Australia joined international efforts to provide relief supplies and medical missions to approximately three million people affected by typhoon Yolanda. (November, 2013) Source: Australia Defence Image (ADI) Library
Through small grants, Australia provides direct assistance to support organisations expand their programmes to support vulnerable women and children.
Australia-supported multi-purpose evacuation center in Abuyog, Leyte, was designed to withstand earthquakes and strong typhoons. The building is also responsive to the needs of women and girls, people with disabilities and the elderly.
Bukidnon Pharmaceutical Multipurpose Cooperative continues to provide services despite COVID-19. Source: Investing in Women/C4D Partners

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